We can’t achieve anything of significance without discipline. Success and great achievements are only accomplished through years of disciplined effort. We need discipline to adopt the habits that will lead to our desired results. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle. We must be the architect of our daily rituals to take control of our life. Anything we want to accomplish has to be part of our daily habits.
You’ll discover that doing something every day is much easier than doing it some days. We are creatures of habit. Our minds prefer routines. Routines allow our minds to operate on autopilot; actions flow almost unconsciously. We have each discovered that if we don’t do something every day, we will not do it any day. One missed day become two, and pretty soon we forget about what it is we wanted to do regularly to get better each day.
Every day is our life in miniature. If self-improvement isn’t a daily priority, it won’t be a priority. We form habits, then our habits form us. We become what we repeatedly do. We become an expert in our field by dedicating ourselves to daily study. Jim Rohn suggested that if we spent an hour a day reading and studying our chosen field, in a year, we’d become an expert in our field. As he put it, “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”
“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.” — John C. Maxwell
The world rewards excellence, but the rewards are not immediate. It takes years of disciplined effort. Anyone can take actions that produce immediate rewards. It is the disciplined person, focused on their long-term goal that repeatedly puts in the work, day after day, with the belief they will achieve it, that persevere. The future is purchased in the present. If we can stay focused on our goals, it will help us make better use of each day. Today is the game. Today is your life in miniature.
“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” – Jim Rohn
Discipline allows us to persevere. When we doggedly pursue a goal day after day, we can overcome almost any obstacle. “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”- Calvin Coolidge. I completely agree. Knowledge is rarely the problem. Most of us know what we should do. What is missing is discipline and commitment.
Discipline is a keystone habit that makes other good habits possible. Change your habits, change your life!
Best wishes and Best Health!
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